If you are new to online business, or just starting to see the value of using social media– one source for thoughtful prose and insight is best selling author, entrepreneur and public speaker, Seth Godin. To me he’s a modern day Socrates that breaks the rules regularly but almost always hits home runs with his post. Have you heard of him?
Seth Godin has written over 17 books at the time of this post. He is followed on social media by thousands. He often breaks the rules of traditional business, and professional writing. Ranging from the length of his blog post wherein “experts” claim you have to have a specific number of words to the platforms he uses to communicate. He breaks the rules with his philosophy which often challenges the reader to change their operating system. He asks more questions than he answers. Sometimes he does it in a good way and at other times its a pain. To some he is not all that. I like the guy. He is a source of wisdom I am glad to have found. I want you to check it out too, if you don’t already do so.
Here is a sample of one of Seth’s shorter postings to show you what I mean.
Start your first business this way: Begin with the smallest possible project in which someone will pay you money to solve a problem they know they have. Charge less than it’s worth and more than it costs you.
You don’t have to wait for perfect or large or revered or amazing. You can start.
I have never met Seth personally or spoken to him. I’ve read several of his books. From what I have seen he puts on training sessions in New York City usually every summer for a small number of people. Sometimes his courses are exclusive and have a high dollar amount attached to them. And then at other times he provides the resources online to all. I like him because from where I sit he lives the life he preaches about.
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I’ve read, Purple Cow, Tribes , the Dip and Linchpin. He has a new book out called What to Do When It’s Your Turn. It’s supposed to be about leaping, fear and doing work that challenges you.
A couple of his most recurring themes are how to encourage the change you’d like to see in yourself and the people around you and in doing work that makes a difference. That is not bad stuff in a world that forgets easily what is really important.
If you are into marketing, business, social media or any of the derivatives that come from that check out his blog and follow him too. I can almost guarantee you’ll learn something you can use.
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